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Pronunciation:  `dispru'powrshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something

DISPROPORTION is a 13 letter word that starts with D.


 Antonyms: proportion, symmetry
 See Also: disparity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis`pro*por"tion\, n. [Pref. dis- + proportion:
    cf. F. disproportion.]
    1. Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry;
       as, the arm may be in disproportion to the body; the
       disproportion of the length of a building to its height.
    2. Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an
       end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the
       disproportion of strength or means to an object.
  2. \Dis`pro*por"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Disproportioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disproportioning}.]
    To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end;
    to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.
          To shape my legs of an unequal size; To disproportion
          me in every part.                        --Shak.
          A degree of strength altogether disproportioned to the
          extent of its territory.                 --Prescott.
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